PIPA In the News

Wed
21 Sep
2016

Is this suburb the new Sydney?

There are two key reasons behind Brisbane’s increasing appeal – affordability and the potential for attractive yields.

At the moment, our two biggest property markets, Sydney and Melbourne, are clearly closing in on the tops of their current upswing cycles. So investors are looking for alternative locations, where they hope they can get in before the market starts to move.

PIPA’s 2016 Investor Sentiment Survey has found that the majority of property investors are looking to Brisbane as the next property hotspot, despite some underperformance in recent months.

Fri
16 Sep
2016

Brokers 'most important source of finance' for investors

Mortgage brokers are “highly valued” by Aussie property investors, new research has found, with the majority securing their last loan through a broker and many planning to in future. 

The second annual Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA) Property Investor Sentiment Survey of more than 1,000 property investors found that mortgage brokers remain a key source of finance for property investors.

According to the survey, 65 per cent of investors secured their last investment loan through a broker, and 71 per cent plan to secure their next investment loan through a broker.

Fri
16 Sep
2016

Aussie property investors remain bullish

Despite lending curbs and debate over the future of negative gearing, Australia's property investors remain confident about the long-term benefits of investing in residential real estate, recent research has revealed.

The second annual Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA) Property Investor Sentiment Survey of more than 1,000 property investors found that more than 70 per cent of respondents think now is a good time to invest in property, up five percentage points on last year.

According to the survey, while 32 per cent of investors say that recent changes to lenders’ investment policies have affected their ability to secure finance, 58 per cent are still looking to buy a property in the next six to 12 months.

Thu
15 Sep
2016

7 in 10 investors set to use a broker for their next loan

Residential property investors remain confident about the long-term prospects of the Australian property market, despite the impact of lending restrictions and the continued debate over negative gearing and apartment oversupply.

Released yesterday, the results of the Property Investment Professionals of Australia's (PIPA) second annual Property Investor Sentiment Survey revealed that 71% of the 1,000 investors surveyed believe now is a good time to invest in property, up from 63% a year ago.

According to the survey, 58% of investors are looking to secure their next property within the next six – 12 months.

Thu
15 Sep
2016

Property investor confidence remains strong

Despite talk of property price bubbles, tightening investor lending policies and ongoing debate about the future of negative gearing, Australian property investors remain optimistic about the long-term merits of residential real estate according to a new survey.

The second annual Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA) Property Investor Sentiment Survey gathered insights from more than 1000 property investors.

PIPA chair Ben Kingsley says the survey results confirm that property investors remain focused on the long-term benefits of property investment.

“Similar to last year, most property investors are looking past short-term challenges, remaining focused on the long-term wealth benefits that are available from residential real estate, including the potential for capital growth and rental income,” he says.

Wed
14 Sep
2016

Avoid most apartments, says property pro

Investors should avoid medium and high density apartments in most Australian markets, a property investment expert warns.

Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA) chair Ben Kingsley says one and two bedroom units are facing headwinds from potential tenant shortages and large amounts of supply coming onto the market in the next 18 to 24 months.

He says houses, townhouses and villas in Brisbane, Adelaide, Canberra and Hobart, and some properties in Melbourne, offer much better potential returns on investment.

"I'd be avoiding apartments in medium and high-rise complexes in pretty much most of those areas," Mr Kingsley told AAP.

Wed
14 Sep
2016

Property investor confidence remains high

A majority of investors still believe it’s a good time to invest in residential property, a survey has found.

The Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA) Property Investor Sentiment Survey found that 58% of investors say they are looking to buy within the next six to 12 months, while 71% said now was a good time to invest in property. This is in spite of 32% of respondents saying changes to lenders’ investment policies have impacted their ability to secure finance.

Investors also seem unconcerned about the future of negative gearing. The survey found 72% of respondents were not worried about the potential removal of the concession, and only 2% said the current negative gearing arrangements were the key attraction of real estate investment.

Wed
14 Sep
2016

Property advisers need training

Almost 90 per cent of Australians believe the property investment industry should be regulated and licensed in the same way as financial planners, mortgage brokers, and real estate agents, according to a survey.

The Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA) survey of 1004 respondents found 93 per cent believed a person providing information or advice on investing in property should at the very least have some level of formal property investment education or training.

Another 87 per cent believed property investors could do with more investment education about the risk and potential benefits of investing in property.

Wed
14 Sep
2016

SMSF property investor numbers plateau

After a period of growth, new research shows the number of investors using their SMSF to invest in property has steadied.

According to the Property Investment Professionals of Australia’s (PIPA) Property Investor Sentiment Survey, 84 per cent of investors hold their properties outside of their SMSF.

This is “virtually the same” as last year’s study, and potentially indicative of the complexities associated with using an SMSF to borrow funds, PIPA’s research said.

The report found investors remain bullish about their long-term investment prospects with the Australian residential property market.
 
Mon
12 Sep
2016

Short, mid-term cautions for SMSF property investors

Despite favourable rates and market conditions in several capital cities, SMSF property investors are being cautioned about some upcoming pressures in the Australian market.

Some SMSF property investors have been caught by surprise in the current residential property market, with rental yields in particular delivering disappointing returns.

“In the short term the risks appear in softening rental yields and the potential of extended periods of vacancy in areas where there is an increase release of supply,” chair of the Property Investment Professionals of Australia, Ben Kingsley, told SMSF Adviser.

 

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